iPhone Comes to China Without Key Feature

The world's most crowded mobile phone market includes a new product, Apple's iPhone is already lounched in China. China Unicom Ltd. Is official partner of apple company. It started selling iPhones equipped for third-generation service Friday night at 2,000 stores in areas as farflung as Tibet. Chinese news reports say Unicom hopes to sell 5 million in three years, but the company declined to confirm that.

Unicom's first iPhones lack WiFi, a possible handicap with sophisticated, demanding Chinese buyers. The technology, a key part of the iPhone's appeal, allows the phones in other markets to use free wireless networks in cafes and offices to download e-mail and the latest applications. Apple Inc. and Unicom also could face competition from an unusual source: unlocked iPhones brought in from abroad that have WiFi.

There are already an estimated 1.5 million to 2 million such phones using China Mobile 3G service that allows Internet access and other features. Unicom's prices range from 4,999 yuan ($730) to 6,999 yuan ($1,025) for the high-end, 32-gigabyte iPhone 3GS. That is 20 percent above the 5,700 yuan ($835) charged by merchants at Chinese street markets for a 3GS with WiFi.

The iPhone's awkward, delayed entry into China reflects the regulatory and technical hurdles of a fast-changing market where other global technology companies have struggled to establish themselves. Unicom's iPhones lack WiFi because it was temporarily banned by Beijing, which was promoting a rival Chinese system, according to BDA. The ban was relaxed in May after manufacturing had begun.
China has more than 650 million mobile phone accounts, despite an average annual income of $3,000 per person. Some users trade in phones several times a year to get the latest features. China Unicom has 143 million mobile accounts, which would be an impressive figure in any other market but lags far behind China's Mobile's 508 million accounts.

Unicom, China Mobile and the third company, China Telecom Ltd., all emerged with mobile and fixed-line services. The lack of WiFi means Unicom iPhone customers will have to pay to connect to the phone network for every function. BDA's Clark said that could alienate users if it leads to high monthly bills.

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Free Disney App Available for iPhone

Disney.com has launched free Disney.com App for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store featuring areas dedicated to Characters, Music, Video and Games. Content in the app will be updated regularly, providing kids and families with instant access to the latest Disney news and entertainment.

The app allows users to photograph a movie poster to receive related video content or wallpaper images for a cellphone screen. In the future, the company reckons that the bonus content could be linked to location, established via GPS. This could mean special offers from local stores or cinemas.

The new Disney App will also offer innovative features including “Click2Life” which allows iPhone users to snap a picture of a Disney image on a television or poster to receive special content such as animated images or product offers.

Available for free download via the iTunes App Store, Disney.com requires iPhone OS 3.0 and an iPhone for the picture-taking feature.

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The Historic Earth Application for Real Geography Maniacs

Geography manila is getting easier with the new iPhone App - The Historic Earth that is based on Old Map App, an earlier prototype. Drawing on the archives of Historic Map Works, the world’s largest online collection of geo-coded historic maps, Historic Earth allows you to virtually travel back through time in many U.S. cities and states. Geo-coding allows the maps to closely overlay a modern map, so that the same locations can be compared in various periods.

Launching with 32,000 high-resolution maps covering several cities and states (including NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Maine, and most of the Midwest) the collection will be expanding to 130,000 soon after launch as more of the Historic Map Works archive is made available.

Here are some features:
Map My Location: Searches and displays historical maps of your current location.

Featured Locations: Explore historical maps from a variety of highlighted locations.

Search: Search for a location by address, city, or ZIP code to explore maps from that area.

Geographic Search: Pan and Zoom to any location on the map and make a new search for maps at that location.

Compass Rotates Map: For iPhone 3GS users, the maps can rotate to your current orientation.

The app costs $5.99 (in the US) for a limited time.

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Worldwide Popular iPhone Free Apps - Real Racing GTI, Fling

Uncountable number of iPhone applications is available worldwide but not all of them are as popular as these, which are presented in our review. Fast growing demand brings the popularity not only to the applications but also to their developer companies. So which free applications are mostly downloaded by worldwide iPhone users? Here we present the top free application by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on October 26:
1. US - Photoshop.com Mobile (photography)
It is a free download and has been designed to offer mainstream users with easy-to-use, on-the-go photo-editing tools. Photoshop.com Mobile enables users to crop, rotate, flip or add special effect filters to their images using gesture-based editing. Photo saturation, tint, exposure, and vibrancy can also be enhanced before photos are uploaded to the 2GB provided of free online photo storage available at photoshop.com (sign-up required). The application is only available in the US and Canada App Stores.

2. Germany - Real Racing GTI (games)
Real Racing GTI is a fast-paced racing application designed by Firemint in collaboration with car manufacturer Volkswagen to celebrate the upcoming release of the 2010 model GTI. The accelerometer-controlled racing game puts players in the driver's seat of the new GTI. Depending on the choice of game mode, players can race against opponents or try to beat the clock. Great graphics and "real-feel" racing make Real Racing GTI one of the best free racing games in the app store.

3. France - SNCF Direct (travel)
SNCF Direct is an application designed by the French national railway company, SNCF. Users can use the application to look up train schedules in over 600 stations located in France. Real-time arrival and departure times are also provided and users can stay informed with up-to-the-minute notifications about delays and impending train departures. A geo-location feature enables users to pinpoint the closest station to them. A map view provides users with directions to the station from their current location. Travellers can also use the application to find out information about station opening times and to view a list of amenities located within the station.

4. UK - Fling (free) (games)
Fling is a strategy-based puzzle game where users have to plan their gameplay to pass to the next level. In each level cute, furry characters are positioned on the grass-covered game board. Players slide their finger over a character to "fling" it into an adjacent character, pushing it off the edge of the board. To win the game and move onto the next level all but one character must be eliminated from the board. Players can choose from three game modes: free play, arcade or challenge.

5. Canada - Fling (free) (games)
6. Australia -Fling (free) (games)
7. Japan - Real Racing GTI (games)
8. Italy - Real Racing GTI (games)

9. Switzerland - Inhale Helium Here (light) (entertainment)
"Inhale Helium Here" transforms your iPhone into a "helium balloon." Users "suck" on their microphone to inhale helium from the balloon on screen. As the air is inhaled, the displayed balloon gets smaller. The user then speaks into the phone's microphone. The application records the user's voice before playing it back as a warped, high-pitched helium-sounding version.

10. Russia - Real Racing GTI (games)

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Gmail Helps iPhone Users to Create Long e-mails Easier

Google released new feature for long-winded iPhone e-mail authors that makes typing lengthy Gmail messages easier on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Verbose e-mailers will see blank lines appear below the cursor as you reach the bottom of the window. It is not yet clear, if there’s a limit to how many lines you can add in a Gmail message. To review your message just swipe up and down to scroll.

At this point, Gmail’s composition window won’t contract when you delete lines; expansion alone is the name of the game.

The expanding Gmail composition box is part of Google's iterative Web project for slowly introducing new features to Gmail mobile one at a time. The composition feature is available to iPhone and iPod users who reach Gmail via Gmail.com from the Safari browser.

Google's Gmail-for-mobile project began in April 2009.

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Pet Sematary Comes to The iPhone

As Halloween is coming, Paramount Digital Entertainment released “Pet Sematary” for the iPhone and iPod touch, a top-down, tap-to-kill arcade game inspired by the classic horror film. The game costs only $.99.

In “Pet Sematary,” a grief-stricken father buries his son in an ancient animal burial ground, where it is said everything laid to rest there will come back to life. But the burial ground is for animals only; when the animals and his son rise from the grave – they have a new hunger for human flesh.

Players in Pet Sematary take on the role of a lone hero uninterested in becoming cat food. Perched on the rooftops, players will shoot down undead animals by tapping them one to four times as they race across the screen to feast on innocent townspeople.

Each level lasts less than a minute and naturally things get more difficult as the game progresses, with more and more baddies invading the screen at the same time. In-game pickups score you bonus points, replenish your health, and provide temporary weapon upgrades

Pet Sematary also includes built-in social networking features that allow players to post their high scores directly to their Facebook pages

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My Christmas Gift List 1.0 Released for iPhone and iPod Touch

PRG Consulting announced the latest ultimate application called My Christmas Gift List 1.0, for iPhone and iPod Touch.

My Christmas Gift List was specially designed to help you organize your Christmas shopping. This shopping list manager is the perfect tool to take care of all your shopping for the Holiday season: starting from contacts, budget to ideas and gifts, organize your Christmas shopping in the most efficient and enjoyable way.

My Christmas Gifts exists in 9 languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portugese, Dutch, Czech and Polish.

The application runs on all Apple iPhone, 3G, 3GS and all Apple iPod Touch devices running iPhone OS 3.0 or newer.

My Christmas Gift List 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or the equivalent in local price) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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NASA Application for iPhone Users

The U.S. space agency NASA with the New Media Team has released the first NASA iPhone application that enables users to stay on top of the latest NASA news. It is to deliver up-to-the-minute NASA content directly from Agency sources in one easy-to-use mobile platform. The application offers access to up-to-the-minutes news, videos, and photos from NASA missions. Users can also track the orbital locations of various NASA spacecraft in real-time.

The Application Features four Screens:
The missions home screen - shows all current NASA missions in a table view to skim. Any item in the list of missions can be selected, which opens a detailed view.

The images home screen - gives the user two image gallery options, the NASA Image of the Day and the Astronomy Picture of the Day. The user clicks on an image to see a zoomed in version with the ability to read the photo description, and can toggle between the two sources. The images are displayed in thumbnail format.

The video home screen - allows the user to browse, select and watch videos posted to YouTube by NASA. Videos are presented in a tabular format and are searchable via keywords. Users can also select from a list of YouTube channels to narrow or widen the scope of their video browsing.

The updates home screen - displays updates from various NASA Twitter feeds. These "tweets" are searchable and the users can select from a list of NASA Twitter feeds to narrow or widen the scope of their browsing.

The NASA App is available free of charge on the App Store from Apple directly to the iPhone and iPod Touch or within iTunes.

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Nokia Sues Apple iPhone For Patent Infringement

Nokia has just announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes Nokia patents for cellular-wireless networking and Wi-Fi standards.

Nokia claims that Apple has violated 10 of Nokia's wireless technology patents. The company says the patents "relate to technologies fundamental to making devices," that are compatible with the GSM, UMTS, or 3G WCDMA, and wireless LAN standards. The claims involve cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption technologies. Nokia says Apple has been in violation of these patents since the iPhone launched in 2007.

Although the amount of money involved hasn’t been disclosed, CNET News quoted Apple analyst Gene Munster as saying that Nokia would be looking for a royalty payment close to 1-2 per cent ($6-$12) of every iPhone sold. With 34 million iPhones sold to date, that comes to about $204-$408 million in damages.

"The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for," said Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property at Nokia. "Apple is also expected to follow this principle. By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia's intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation."

During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 40 billion in research and development and built one of the wireless industry's strongest and broadest IPR portfolios, with over 10,000 patent families. Nokia is a world leader in the development of GSM technologies and its evolution to UMTS / 3G WCDMA as well as wireless LAN, which is also demonstrated by Nokia's strong patent position in these technologies.

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GameFly Released “GameCenter” Free iPhone App

GameFly has released its free “GameCenter” iPhone app.This free application gives iPhone and iPod touch users access to data on over 5,000 video games, as well as news, videos, screen shots, release dates, user reviews, and cheats.

“We designed GameCenter to provide iPhone and iPod touch users with a complete one-stop destination for video game information,” said Sean Spector, GameFly's co-founder and SVP of business development and content.

The current version of the GameCenter app features news and information for several platforms including the PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and PSP.

The GameCenter app is designed to be easily navigable. Tapping the Games tab will give you a list of platforms on the top. By tapping a platform name you can immediately view the most popular games complete with images, user rating, and release dates.

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SE115m+ iPhone Headset Detailed Review

SE115m+ in-ear headphones with an integrated remote control is already launched. New product announced on Wednesday by Audio vendor company Shure. Using an in-ear-canal (canalphone) design, the SE115m+'s earpieces fit into your ear canals to block external noise. Unlike the SE115, the Headset includes an inline microphone and three-button remote control.

Music and mobility never sounded so good. The SE115m+ delivers superior sound quality and features a remote and microphone, bringing together music and mobile in one integrated device. Here are details:

SE115m+ iPhone Headset

Features

Included Components

Compability

SE115m+ is compatible with Apple Voice Control and Voice Over technology

SE115m+ Sound Isolating™ Headset

iPhone 3GS

Dynamic MicroSpeaker II offers superior sound quality with improved bass

Built-in remote control and microphone

iPhod touch 2nd generation

Sound isolating sleeves in multiple shapes and sizes effectively block outside noise

Foam sleeves in S, M, L

iPhod classic 120/160GB (2009)

Ergonomic earphone design ensures a customized, secure fit

Grey flex sleeves in S, M, L

iPhod nano 5th generation

Integrated three-button remote and mic allows you to

adjust the volume, control music and video playback,

record voice memos, and answer or end calls

Soft, zippered carrying case

iPhod nano 4th generation (video)

Two-year warranty

 

iPhod shuffle 3rd generation

Technical Specifications

  • Speaker Type: Dynamic MicroSpeaker II
  • Sensitivity (1kHz): 105 dB SPL/mW
  • Impedance (1kHz): 16 Ω
  • Weight: 30 g (1.06 oz.)
  • Frequency Range: 22Hz–17.5kHz
  • Input Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo plug
  • Control Pod: Three button mic with advanced controls


he SE115m+ will be available later this month for $120. It will initially be available exclusively at Apple retail and online stores; availability will expand to other Shure retailers in January 2010.
 

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SkyMall Free App for iPhone

SkyMall has announced the release of a free iPhone app. The application allows consumers to use their iPhones to shop the SkyMall catalog.

Features of the application include a built-in gift finder, search and browsing capabilities, interactive games and a check out process which is convenient and safe. The application even allows the catalog to be browsed without a network connection.

“We are very pleased to provide this free iPhone app to our customers. It not only gives them a simple way to shop, but also provides fun games and a cool gift finder,” said SkyMall President Christine Aguilera. “Customers that shop while on the plane, can place products in the cart and checkout as soon as they have a connection. If they are on a WiFi enabled aircraft, they can place the order immediately. This is the perfect complement to the SkyMall in-flight catalog.”

The free app is available on the iTunes app store.

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iPhone Tech Talk World Tour

Apple has announced an iPhone Tech Talk World Tour, which presented as expert advice, coming to a city near you. Apple technology evangelists are coming to a city near you with expert advice on how you can maximize the innovative technologies of iPhone OS within your apps.


The iPhone Tech Talk World Tour features a range of sessions for advanced developers who want to enhance the capability, functionality, and usability of their iPhone apps. You will dive deep into coding and design techniques that will help you take your apps to the next level.The event is free, but space is limited. Register for an iPhone Tech Talk today.

iPhone Tech Talk World Tour Dates

North America

Europe

Asia

October 29—San Jose

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

November 9—Paris

Maison Internationale

December 2—Beijing

Grand Millennium Beijing

November 2—Seattle

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

November 11—London

Congress Centre

December 15—Tokyo FULL Academyhills

December 1—New York

New York Marriott Marquis

November 13—Hamburg

Theatre Neue Flora

 

December 3—Toronto

Hyatt Regency Toronto on King

  


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Keep Memories with The MRK e-Locket™, an iPhone application by Monica Rich Kosann

If you want to express your feelings to your loved one or loved ones there are thousands of ways to do so. But for those who are the fun and exceptionally exclusiveness lovers can use the MRK e-Locket™, an iPhone application by Designer/Photographer Monica Rich Kosann. Choose a person, put your favorite pictures into a digital version of one of our beautiful lockets, and share customized locket with your this person, family or friends via email right from your iPhone.

The MRK e-Locket is also available as a Facebook application. We are abile to customize locket with a photo from your Facebook photo gallery, as well as with an “engraved” message on the back of the locket, and share.

According to the MRK Fine Arts, LLC, “Monica Rich Kosann lockets, whether MRK e-Lockets™, Sterling Silver or 18K Gold lockets, are designed to hold what is most precious to us all; the images of our family, friends, pets and those we love. The distinctive style of our jewelry evokes the tradition of timeless elegance and heirloom quality workmanship from another era.“

Features

• Add photos to your MRK e-Locket™ from your iPhone camera roll or Facebook photo gallery
• Move and scale photos for a perfect fit
• Type an “engraved” message on the back of each locket you send
• No limit on the number of lockets to create!
• E-mail and share a locket with anyone you’d like
• Save your favorite locket created in Facebook to your profile page


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UDR Apartments on your iPhone and iPod Touch

UDR Inc. has released its first augmented-reality (AR) apartment-search application for the iPhone (3GS) Google Android. In keeping with UDR, augmented reality revolves around a technology that uses the iPhone’s built-in “spatial awareness components.” Those include the GPS, the accelerometer, and the compass. Together, the hardware parts superimpose digital information on top of what is viewed through the phone camera’s viewfinder.

Utilizing Layar, an augmented-reality browser, UDR’s AR applications enable users to point their smartphone in any direction to locate and view available apartments that are within a ten-mile radius from their current location. Additional abilities include viewing apartment pricing, seeing how many of them are available for rent, as well as the distance to an apartment building with pinpoint accuracy, placing a hold on their favorite apartment and even locating nearby museums, restaurants, and theaters.

Apartment Search App Features:
Search for UDR apartment locations by State, region, city, price, bedrooms and bathrooms
GPS activation – the apartment search app knows where you are located
Put the apartment properties into your “Favorites" folder for easier access later on
The largest assortment of apartment photos, amenities and floor plans
Robust mapping and directions to your favorite apartments
Reserve an apartment anywhere around the world
Check apartment pricing that is updated daily
Ability to call any apartment location 24/7

The app is already in iTunes store.


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iApplicate.tv Episode: Lingopal, the Multi-lingual Phrase Book

Lingopal, the multi lingual phrase book app released by Longopal Holdings, comes in handy for trips to foreign countries! There are tons of languages to choose from! This episode features Dear and the Headlights with their song "Talk About".

PwanageTool 3.1.4 by iPhone Dev-Team

The iPhone Dev Team has just released PwnageTool 3.1.4 for Mac OS X. This release supports the 3.1.2 iPhone software for the following devices: iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod Touch 1G/2G.The iPhone 3GS is now supported out of the box in PwnageTool 3.1.4 (or if you have upgraded to 3.1.x in iTunes)The iPod 2G is still supported in PwnageTool 3.1.4 but you must already be jailbroken. The iPod touch 3G is NOT supported.

According to the Dev-Team, iPhone 3GS users can jailbreak and unlock iPhone OS 3.1.2 using PwanageTool, but there is a catch: it will only keep the unlock for the cellular baseband intact if you have been jailbreaking and unlocking your iPhone 3GS using custom IPSW files beginning with iPhone OS 3.0 or earlier. (If that describes your situation, all you have to do is install ultrasn0w via Cydia after you perform a restore using one of the no-baseband-alterations custom IPSW's you created previously.)

The Dev-Team advises that 3GS users get and save their ECID hashes for iPhone OS 3.1.2 now, since this could be an important component of future jailbreaking efforts. If you have installed Blackra1n using our tutorial and are encountering problems with mobilesubstrate, winterboard, diskaid, or ifunbox, the Dev-Team has some custom IPSWs that can help. They also warn Blackra1n iPhone 3G and 3GS users that if the stock 3.1.2 firmware is used, there is no short-term unlocking solution. The Dev-Team is still working on hacks for the latest iPhone basebands.

GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G(S) with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service then you should only update your device with an .ipsw that is made with the new PwnageTool. There are no second chances with this. You need to remember that PwnageTool will provide an upgrade path to newer versions of the iPhone software in the future.

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Speck Introduced Re-designed SeeThru Cases for iPhone 3G, 3GS

Speck has launched a completely redesigned one-piece polycarbonate SeeThru hard shell case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Packaged with a screen protector, the new SeeThru comes in a variety of different colors, including white, black, red, pink, and aqua blue.

According to Irene Baran, CEO of Speck, the new cases maintain the sleek looks of the iPhone while adding the simplicity of a more flexible one-piece design and extra level of comfort and grip to help keep your phone scuff and scratch free. The case offers complete access to all controls, buttons and sensors.

All new SeeThru cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS are $29.95. The additional colors of aqua blue and red are available exclusively through AT&T online and retail stores. Red is also available internationally.

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MYSTERY MANIA - Solve The Mysteries Of The Mansion

EA Mobile has released the iPhone version of Mystery Mania, a point-and-click adventure game set in a mansion where the robot F8 must solve a series of puzzles to discover why it was invented.



The game features 27 rooms and a cast of quirky characters.Play as the charming robot creation made by a mad scientist and explore a mansion filled to the brim with devious puzzles, perilous traps, and mysterious secrets.

On a mission to discover why the robot was created and escape the mansion, players must take their robot on a journey through bizarre rooms full of unsolved riddles. Guzzle strange potions, diffuse laser beams and battle angry creatures as pieces of the story unfold in every room. An easy to use "smart" cursor snaps to interactive objects, and a wide range of cartoon-style special effects accentuate every success and blunder. Throughout Mystery Mania, players experience vector graphic technology that provides a wide range of character animations and physics.

Pricing is US$3.99 and iPhone OS 2.2.1 is required. A free limited-play version is also available.

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Adobe PhotoShop Mobile App for iPhone

Adobe launched Photoshop.com mobile free app for iPhone, allowing users to edit photos, apply effect and share images from their phone.

Photoshop iPhone app has 2 menu bars. The top one has different effects and edit controls. The bottom bar has undo, back, forward and save button.

PhotoShop.com Mobile App Features:

* Choose a picture in your Camera roll or take a new one
* You can now Rotate, Flip or Crop
* Crop brings a nice grid in the picture where you can drag edges to resize to the frame you want
* You can also apply effects such as Exposure, Saturation, Tint and Black & White!
* You can make your pictures look like a Sketch or apply Soft Focus
* Color effects – Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow
* Works in Landscape mode for pictures taken in that mode
* Save to iPhone or Save & Upload to Photoshop.com

Users also get 2GB of free online album storage at Photoshop.com, which they can access – and upload to – directly from their iPhone. Photoshop Mobile for iPhone is available through the App Store now, though only in the US and Canada at present.

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iApplicate.tv Episode: Light Riders by DS Media Labs

Light Riders puts you inside a high-speed light bike and provides racing mayhem for those using wi-fi connections!

Rock Out With Your Rock Band

Already popular game - Rock Band is on its way to the iPhone. EA Mobile announced that the music game will make its App Store debut later this month and it will cost $3.99.

In the iPhone version from EA Mobile, the game gives you the option of playing on your own, taking a world tour (as you unlock points for new songs) or jam with up to four of your iPhone friends in person or over the internet. Linking up for 4-way multi-player mode is done over Bluetooth, so you do not even have to worry about finding a hotspot to get your jam on!The iPhone port of Rock Band gives the gamer the same look and feel as the console version – graphics, gameplay and sound effects are all very familiar. You can choose to play as a drummer, guitarist, bassist, or vocalist at any one of three difficulty levels. The core game has 20 rock songs to master, including 30 Seconds to featuring songs by the Foo Fighters, Silversun Pickups, Steve Miller Band, and the Beastie Boys, Rock Band promises to bring the rock soul of the award-winning game to the iPhone’s mobile platform.

EA Mobile hopes to make this game the first full-band multiplayer experience on the iPhone, allowing you to play with two to four bandmates at a time. If you cannot get your band together over Bluetooth, Rock Band allows synchronizing via Facebook and the use of in-game messages to check your band’s status and get together a new band. Rock Band will use the iPhone’s push notification technology to allow you to invite friends to play.


The iPhone version of the best-selling music game will feature several modes including Quick Play and Tour Mode. You start out in dive bars and work your way up to playing stadiums, collecting rewards and achievements as you progress.

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iBike Rider Accessory for iPhone

New iPhone accessory iBike Rider is available for bikers. iBike Rider is a hands-free accessory for iPhone with a weather-proof case that attaches to your arms with straps, and includes a space for an extra battery, for around $42.

The accessory is also available with a matching headset that attaches to the helmet for $85, and together with the extra battery the whole thing will set you back $159.

The iBike currently ships from France and is available from So Easy GPS.

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Yell.com App Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

UK directory services provider Yell announced its Yell.com App for iPhone and iPod touch. The new app is available for free from the App Store.

iPhone users can also choose a particular area to search, or be automatically positioned in their current location using the iPhone’s GPS functionality, helping them to quickly find more than two million UK local businesses.

Matthew Bottomley, director of new media product marketing, for Yell in the UK, said: “The iPhone is a highly innovative product. We are constantly looking for new ways to connect local businesses with new customers, so putting Yell.com on the iPhone is a natural thing for us to do.”

Yell’s new iPhone App should only be accessed and used by, or with the permission of the mobile phone bill payer. In accordance with UK laws, Yell.com should not be used whilst driving.

Yell.com will offer all of its mobile services free of charge to users. Standard network charges will apply and will vary dependent on individual providers and tariff packages.


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Pay Less for International Calls with Vonage Mobile

For those who pay too much for international calls Vonage launched Vonage Mobile, offering low-cost international calling for the iPhone and iPod touch. This appl allows calls to be made via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, while the iPod touch application is apparently limited to Wi-Fi calling only.

Vonage Mobile is easy to use - you can call around the world from home, a Wi-Fi hotspot, or while traveling around the country. There are no access numbers or new phone numbers to give to friends and family. Simply enter an international number or select a contact from the existing contacts on your iPhone and press send. iPhone users calling international numbers via the Vonage Mobile application on a cellular network are automatically connected to Vonage's network and utilize only domestic airtime minutes on their carrier while paying Vonage's international rates for the calls from a prepaid, automatically refillable account. This app will give customers exceptional per-minute rates to any country they want to dial.

Vonage Mobile for Iphone and Ipod is already in the App Store and it is offered for free.

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Find Action With Super K.O. Boxing 2

If you like boxing and action games get closely introduced to Glu Mobile's latest release Super K.O. Boxing 2 - a terrific new game that is as intense as it is fun. The idea is to win the title belt. This is both an exercise in entertainment and futility as you take on 12 unique and eccentric boxers on your climb up the heavyweight ladder. As the K.O. Kid, you’ll need to conquer and win your way through each of the 3 circuits. You must win every bout in a circuit to earn a belt and unlock the next circuit to take on a new cast of characters.

Super K.O. Boxing 2 has 3 modes play: Circuit is the story mode where you face the most terrifying and wild boxers on your way to the world title. Versus mode consists of fights with previously defeated boxers. Challenge mode unlocks after winning your first circuit and presents specific objectives for winning a bout. Circuit mode is where you will spend most of your time, and you’ll need to show progress here before the other modes are unlocked. Each fight lasts 3 rounds each 3 minutes in length. Aside from the funny physical appearance of the boxers, each has unique attributes and powers that make them formidable opponents.

Also you have other weapons at your fingertips. Part of your task will be avoiding and dodging punches. The more you’re able to dodge punches and land your own will charge up your Super Punch Energy. Once fully charged, you can throw a Mega Punch that will floor your opponent if landed properly. The gameplay is fast paced and intense, and the AI is well balanced. Both K.O. Kid and the opponent have health gauges that recharge slightly after a knockdown. Challenge mode is even more difficult since you’ll be limited in what you can do within a short period of time.

The Super K.O. Boxing 2 app is already in App Store and it costs £2.99


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